Saturday, December 3, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #TBR #WishList

I was looking at my wishlist folder (where I keep the book covers of stories I want to check out or use for these Saturday blog posts) and it was pitifully low. Ain't going to lie, November was a crap month and I didn't do much book hunting like I normally do. This week I tried to add new stuff but was sort of distracted by writing Bespoken. So, if you have any recommendations, just leave a comment with title and author. If I haven't posted it before, I'll add it to the list for the Reading Radar. :)


Title: Dragon Forgiven
Series: Kindled by Fate, 4
Author(s): Misha Paige
Length: 173 pages
PublisherTwisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (November 6, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy /

Notes:

BlurbWhen Devros learned the truth about his lynx companion, he did the unthinkable and rejected his mate. Galen deserved better than to be bound to dragon with no honor. Yet the witch would not give up without a fight. After Galen nearly died to save him, Devros realized that his mate was what was most important. But it may be too late, for Galen disappears after he recovers.

When Galen woke from the healing sleep he knew his past had caught up with him. To protect the mate he loves, he had gone to the human’s lands to confront that past, once and for all. He never expected Devros to come after him, risking his life if he were to be discovered, much less be so determined to claim him.

Now Galen is in a race to get Devros back to the safety of their home. But once they’re there, he must face that the greatest danger to his mate might be the secret that Galen has vowed to keep.

But secrets have a way of coming out. When Devros is captured, Galen realizes he might not be able to protect his mate, no matter what he is willing to do.




Title: Returning Home
Series(The Alphas' Homestead Series Book 2)
Author(s): Alex Jane
Length: 107 pages
PublisherAlex Jane; 1 edition (August 10, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Historical / Paranormal / 

Notes:

BlurbThree years after Jacob Carpenter landed on Caleb Fletcher’s doorstep, the Alpha mates return to the city they grew up in to be married.

Aside from the sheer exhaustion of traveling across the country with three children in tow, both men step foot back in New York filled with apprehension about what kind of reception they will receive from their families after abandoning their respective packs.

At first it seems they are welcomed home with open arms and much excitement about their wedding but it soon becomes clear that not everyone is so happy to see the prodigal sons return.

Indeed, Caleb finds himself wondering if Jacob will go through with the ceremony at all, or whether it would be better to pack up his mate and their children, and head back to Nebraska before the situation does irreparable damage to them both.

Sometimes you have to leave a place to realize it’s exactly where you ought to be.




Title: Once You Go Demon
Series:
Author(s): Sean Michael
Length: 171 pages
Publisher: All Romance

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / BDSM /

Notes:

BlurbThere’s a shift of power happening in Hell, and nothing will ever be the same.

Kerr has been with high demon Horatio’s household since his age of majority. A natural submissive pleasure demon, for the last seven years he has been untouched by his master Horatio and his job has morphed into a more managerial role. Still, it’s a shock when goons from Master Belial’s house arrive at his doorstep to inform him he’s been sold and his new master expects him to come immediately.

Lost by Horatio in a card game, Kerr finds himself in the Belial household, where Ceris, Master of the Harem, takes Kerr under his wing. Kerr is not only honored and used as he was made to be, but he is given a newly acquired demon, Harmony, as his own to train. The three pleasure demons have a rocky start together, but they have all the time in Hell to figure out how to work together and it isn’t long before they begin to care for one another.

Meanwhile, Belial has waited for thousands of years for Horatio to admit that he’s actually a submissive. When it appears that is never going to happen, Belial arranges for his best friend to lose a card game in which he’s offered himself as the prize. Horatio can’t believe Belial would do this for him, but the council puts their seal of approval on the bet, and he has no choice but to offer himself to Belial, who immediately gets to work convincing Horatio that he’ll be so much happier as Belial’s sub.

Will Kerr and Horatio find joy in their places in the Belial household? Only time will tell.




Title: A Warlock's Best Friend
Series:
Author(s): Erin M. Leaf
Length: 55 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy /

Notes:

BlurbDakota thought moving to a new town for his new job would be easy. He gets to live with his best friend Leo, far from the machinations of his mother and the witches who want his genes. Unfortunately, his new boss keeps hitting on him. Is there nowhere a nice guy can hide from women who want his body?

Leo thinks pretending to be his best friend’s lover will be hilarious. He loves a good joke, and he’s delighted that Dakota finally lives close enough for them to hang out again like they did as kids. So what if they’re not gay? It’s all for a good cause: keep Dakota out of the clutches of a crazy woman.

Neither of them expects their charade to feel so real. How were they supposed to know that one kiss would lead to sex, or that true power comes from love?




Title: When The Dust Settles
Series(Timing Book 3)
Author(s): Mary Calmes
Length: 122 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary /

Notes:

BlurbA Timing Story

Glenn Holloway’s predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn’t enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he’d grown up on, to open the restaurant he’d always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out: Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of.

Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can’t quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn’s worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn’s own good. It could all lead to disaster—disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn’t know he held in his heart.




Title: Rise of the Time Lords
Series: Time Lords Series, 2
Author(s): Teckla Satterlee
Length: 342 pages
PublisherCHBB Publishing (January 8, 2016)

Genre: Historical / Fantasy / Time Travel / 

Notes:

BlurbAfter centuries of encroaching evil, now the Time Lords will rise.

After a vicious attack, Tukil and Katelyn are mortally wounded and find themselves in the care of the Elven people. Under direction of Mindin, the pair must learn to use the powers bestowed on them in order to chase back the seeping darkness plaguing the lands. That evil power has set his eyes on the Time Lords, and he won’t stop until he or the lords are dead.

In order to end the evil president’s dark reign, Tukil and Katelyn are forced to leave the safety of the Elven kingdom. They make their way to Libyon Country to cut off the male’s army led by none other than an old enemy. Tukil is forced to leave Katelyn behind as he goes on an arduous journey to seek help from the Griffons, and to reach their high nests, he must climb the peaks of the Harkok Mountains.

Finally, after a harsh battle, the Time Lords face their greatest enemy, but the question remains: Who is stronger? Will the lords be able to banish the darkness for good, and thus help end slavery and prejudice against the Libyons, or will they perish in the attempt?




Title: The Thinning Veil
Series:
Author(s): PL Nunn
Length:
Publisher:

Genre: Graphic Novel / Gay / 

Notes:

BlurbThe first of my comic book adaptations of the novel 'The Thinning Veil'.

Knights and intrigue and fantasy setting with eventually m/m.

43 full color pages.

Though eventually there is adult content this first book is one is entirely PG-rated.

This book is available for the time being in PDF format only.

I am working on converting it to a format that can be printed, but that's not available yet.




Title: Daring Fate
Series(Silver Tip Pack Book 1)
Author(s): Megan Erickson
Length: 240 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal /

Notes:

BlurbWe all have tragic backstories in today’s world...

I wake up chained to the wall of a dark cell aware of two things: I failed my sister, and I smell my enemy.


When I’m taken to meet Dare, the alpha of the Silver Tip pack, I’m sure I’m about to lose my throat. The last thing I expect is for the Alpha to recognize me as his fated mate. No way is he going to let me go now, and I still have to find a way to rescue my sister.

As I plot my escape to save her, I find that if I leave, Dare could be killed by power-hungry members of his pack. And now he’s more to me than my fated mate—my heart is involved. With time ticking by on my sister’s life, I have to make a choice I never thought I’d face—my sister’s life or my mate’s? That’s if I can survive the undead shifters intent on killing me first…




Title: Stealer of Flesh
SeriesThe Kormak Saga 1
Author(s): William King
Length: 206 pages
PublisherTyphon Press (January 20, 2014)

Genre: Historical / Fantasy / Action-Adventrue /

Notes:

BlurbTo the world at large, he is a mercenary and assassin, a brutal killer with a deadly blade. In reality Kormak is a Guardian, one of an ancient order sworn to protect humanity from the servants of the gathering darkness.


STEALER OF FLESH

The Ghul are the Stealers of Flesh, an ancient race of demons who possess the bodies of humans to work great evil. Now one of them has been freed from its ancient prison using Kormak's own dwarf-forged sword and the Guardian must pursue it to a haunted city on the edge of the world to end its reign of terror.

Stealer of Flesh contains four-linked novelettes that tell the epic tale of Kormak's hunt for a prince of demons. In it he encounters a conspiracy of demented mages, an army of werewolves, Orcish blademasters and a beautiful alchemist and her insane poet brother.


ABOUT THE SERIES
Each book in the Kormak series is a standalone adventure. They can be read in any order but build into an epic picture of the career of the world’s greatest monster hunter. So far the series consists of the following books.

Stealer of Flesh
Defiler of Tombs
Weaver of Shadow
City of Strife
Taker of Skulls
Ocean of Fear
Born of Darkness




Title: Obscura Burning
Series:
Author(s): Suzanne van Rooyen
Length: 233
PublisherHarmony Ink Press; 2 edition (November 10, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Bisexual / Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Young Adult /

Notes:

Blurb2nd Edition

The fate of Kyle Wolfe’s friends—and the world—rests in his hands.

Kyle Wolfe’s world is about to crash and burn. Just weeks before graduation, a fire kills Kyle's two best friends and leaves him permanently scarred. A fire that Kyle accidentally set the night he cheated on his boyfriend Danny with their female friend, Shira. That same day, a strange new planet, Obscura, appears in the sky. And suddenly Kyle’s friends aren’t all that dead anymore. Each time Kyle goes to sleep, he awakens to two different realities. In one, his boyfriend Danny is still alive, but Shira is dead. In the other, it’s Shira who’s alive… and they’re friends with benefits.

Shifting between realities is slowly killing him, and he's not the only one dying. The world is dying with him. He's pretty sure Obscura has something to do with it, but with his parents’ marriage imploding and realities shifting each time he closes his eyes, Kyle has problems enough without being in charge of saving the world.

First Edition published by Etopia Press, 2012.




Title: A Satyr For Midwinter
Series:
Author(s): Teresa Noelle Roberts
Length: 77 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Fantasy / ...Ploy? /

Notes:

BlurbLaeca, Lady of Thermanae, missed out on the incredible good looks that bless the rest of her family--not to mention the talent for healing and sex-magic.

What she has is determination, pride, honor, and an unwavering dedication to the land and people of Thermanae. All its people, both human and satyr. She can't remember the last time she let herself have fun. Sex is something that happens on the erotically charged Soranian holy days--if she actually has time to attend the festivals.

When a sick satyr collapses at her feet on Midwinter's Day, Laeca realizes she'll be passing on the yet another festival in order to nurse him, hoping common sense and herb tea will make up for lack of healing magic. But when she realizes Kallios is at death's door because he wants to follow his murdered beloved, she makes a vow on her family honor to save him. By any means necessary. Including by restoring his will to live by reminding him how much fun sex is.

In the Soranian Empire, though, vows made on holy days have unexpected consequences. Or maybe Kallios' dead lover's ghost understands what the living need better than they do. Before the Longest Night is done, Laeca will find her magic and risk her life. Kallios will learn his dead lover isn't necessarily gone. And all of them, including the dead man, will be changed by the powers of love, magic and the Longest Night.




Title: Mordred, Bastard Son
Series(The Chronicles of Mordred Book 1)
Author(s): Douglas Clegg
Length: 332 pages
PublisherAlkemara Press; 3 edition (October 1, 2016)

Genre: Fantasy / Royalty / Coming of Age / Crushing on Lancelot? /

Notes:

BlurbI was born during the fires of Beltane. My mother was called the Witch-Queen and my father, Arthur, King of the Britons. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a spellbinding novel of Arthurian fantasy. Conceived in violence, born of royalty, and raised in exile, Mordred grows to manhood torn between his powerful mother’s desire for revenge, his own conflicted feelings toward the father who betrayed him, and his passionate coming of age into first love with one of the greatest knights of Camelot.

Author's Note: This novel was 360 pages in its first hardcover print run which was published in 2006. It has since been re-edited for this new edition. For those fans of this book, it has taken so long to re-publish it owing to contractual obligations with its earlier publisher. The second book will be out in early 2018.



Title: Deeds
Series: Broken  Deeds MC, 1
Author(s): Esther E. Schmidt
Length: 195 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Motorcycle Club /

Notes:

BlurbDeeds has just spent the last few weeks jonesing after a woman he only knows as Hotlips. Apparently pissing off a female can be rather entertaining from the safety of a text and their witty banter has left the President of Broken Deeds MC wishing for more. 

The annoying, yet funny, communication comes to an end when they meet face to face. Lynn is the sister of Zack, current president of Areion Fury MC. Brought up the daughter of an MC President, Lynn is hell bent on not being a biker’s bitch.

When an enemy of Broken Deeds MC comes to play, Deeds is willing to give his last breath protecting what he claims is his. Deeds, a former MMA fighter, will need to revive his old fighter skills to protect his woman. Will it be enough to bring their enemy down or will he not only lose his only love but also his life?


For a greater reading experience, recommended reading order:
"Zack" Areion Fury MC book one
"Deeds" Broken Deeds MC book one
"Broke" Broken Deeds MC book two



Title: Russian Blau
Series: Dragons Schooled, 1
Author(s): Emily Carrington
Length: 68 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifter /

Notes:

BlurbIce dragon Blau Lepa seeks nothing more or less than to be a professor at SearchLight Academy. He’s wanted to teach his whole life, and considers it a sacred calling. When he meets Professor Rob Boyle, he’s instantly attracted. But both he and Rob are convinced that teachers and students shouldn't be involved, not to mention that Blau's afraid to bond with a human who will pass away so quickly.
On top of his scruples, Rob's suffering from a broken heart. Eventually he gives in to his attraction and finds being dominated by Blau fills him with soaring desires and heals his wounded heart. But is that enough to make him decide to throw away his humanity and accept magical powers so that he can spend all eternity with his lover?



Title: Riptide's 2016 Charity Bundle
Series:
Author(s):
Length:
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Holiday / 

Notes:

BlurbEach year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity.

Twenty percent of the proceeds of this title will be donated to The Trevor Project.

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website: thetrevorproject.org.

This collection would not be possible without the talent and generosity of its authors, who have brought us the following holiday stories:


Freckles by Amy Lane
Frostbitten by Charlotte Stein
Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins

Pre-ordering this collection will allow you to download each story two days prior to its official release date, as well as save almost 25% off the list price of the individual books.




Title: Learning To Want
Series:
Author(s): Tami Veldura
Length: 98 pages
Publisher: Ninestar Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / D/s / Bodyguard /

Notes:

BlurbKhoram is an enforcer, a bodyguard, but his boss has just betrayed him. Now he's stranded on a desert planet he's never heard of, chained to the only other human around.

Atash grew up in the cracks of Dulia's complex social structure, where dominance and submission are a man's worth. He's struggled for years on a lower caste but Khoram could be his ticket to a better life if they can find common ground.

Atash wants to teach Khoram the art of submitting by choice and maybe make a name for himself along the way. Khoram, however, isn't here to play Atash's political games. He's going to escape, if his former employer doesn't see him killed first.




Title: Curse Breaker
Series:
Author(s): Kheldar L. Barnes
Length: 444 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Steampunk / Royalty / Pirate / Fairies /

Notes:

BlurbThe Empire of Thalas is cursed with a magical Blight that destroys the land and poisons the people. Desperate and willing to bear any cost to save her people, the Empress strikes a bargain with Cyrashal, a dark fairy, but it is her newborn daughter that must pay the final price...

Twenty years later, the fate of the empire rests on Aialyn Atheios' impending wedding. With her home hanging in the balance, Aialyn sees no way out of the marriage she never asked for, nor the pressure of stepping into her mother's shoes as Empress, until a chance meeting with a charming smuggler presents the perfect opportunity.

Captain Kieran Read didn't come to Thalas planning to kidnap the princess. Not even her offer of money is enough to sway him. But when she reveals the location of the fairy that killed his love and left him under a deadly curse it becomes a job he can't refuse.

With the help of the Captain and his misfit crew, Aialyn intends to find Cyrashal before Thalas falls once more to the Blight. Deals with fairies may not be easily broken, but a new one can always be struck.

CURSE BREAKER is the debut novel of author Kheldar L. Barnes. It blends steampunk elements with fantasy, romance with adventure, and a sharp-tongued princess with a charming pirate.




Title: Heir of Locksley
Series(Outlaw's Legacy Book 1)
Author(s): NB Dixon
Length: 396 pages
PublisherBeaten Track Publishing (December 1, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Fantasy /

Notes:

BlurbRobin of Locksley is a rebel, more comfortable roaming Sherwood Forest with his longbow and courting the village girls than learning how to run a manor.

An innocent flirtation with a peasant girl soon lands Robin in trouble, and worse, he finds himself inexplicably attracted to Will Scathelock, his best friend since childhood. Robin must decide whether to follow the rules of society or his own conscience.

Meanwhile, his neighbour, Guy of Gisborne, is anxious to get his hands on the Locksley estate and he will do anything to make it happen - even murder.




Title: A King Awakened
Series: The Noble Pleasures, 2
Author(s): Cooper Davis
Length:
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Royalty / Concubines /

Notes:

BlurbFrom New York Times bestselling author Deidre Knight, writing as Cooper Davis.

Simple, qualified transaction, legally binding on both parties. Damning words written by one widowed king seeking a male concubine for his royal bedroom.

When King Arend Tollemach contracted Julian’s services from the elite Temple Sapphor, he made one thing patently clear: as the realm’s ruler, his life held no room for love or attachment. Yet two weeks into their arrangement, Arend’s heart proves an unruly subject, surrendering at a maddening pace—even though his growing affection may well put his entire kingdom in jeopardy.

Julian of Sapphor spent ten years training at a discreet establishment known for grooming aristocratic bed slaves, and in all that time, he longed for only one thing: love in the arms of a nobleman who would ultimately claim him as husband. Therefore, when he is made King Arend’s concubine, his decade-long dreams appear near fruition—until he learns that his new master long ago swore off love. As a young man, Arend’s father forced him to break an engagement to a foreign prince—his one true love—and instead marry a female.

Despite his past, Arend finds himself surrendering to his concubine, a dangerous freefall that Julian answers by determining to fight for a lasting place in Arend’s life and heart. But when the royal Lords Council insists that Arend once again marry a female in order to sire more heirs, Julian must war against far more than one king’s shuttered heart.




Title: Year and a Day
Series(Fae Haven Book 1)
Author(s): Elizabeth Silver &  Jenny Urban
Length: 110 pages
Publisher: LooseId

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy / 

Notes:

BlurbReserved, bookish Ben isn’t looking for a relationship. Then he meets Niall, a gorgeous stranger with a knack for avoiding direct questions, and tumbles headfirst into love. Niall is perfect in just about every way, right up until he leaves town for a short trip...and vanishes off the face of the earth.

A magical being trapped in his own realm, Niall has to fight to come back to this world for the chance to be with Ben. But by the time he gets back, more than a year has passed, and Ben refuses to believe Niall’s story of Fae and magic.

With only a month to woo Ben back and earn a chance at staying here permanently, Niall is willing to try anything to be with the man he loves. Then Niall’s world spills over into ours and puts Ben’s life in danger, forcing them work together to save Ben before their stolen time comes to an end.




Title: The Dragon's Pretend Mate
Series: Dragon Smugglers in Space, 4
Author(s): Marcy Jacks
Length: 104 pages
Publisher: Siren

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters / Space / 

Notes:

BlurbDragon warrior Halvard is a gorgeous, love 'em and leave 'em type of guy. It's better that way. No one ever lasts, not with his dangerous lifestyle smuggling goods through space and avoiding the sharks. Never did he think he would fall for the man he was smuggling to safety. Halvard is having major trouble with the lust he feels for the former slave. Halvard wants to claim Patrick. His dragon side is desperate to be let out and take what's his, but Hal refuses to be like the people who abused Patrick for so long, and he's convinced Patrick's feelings only run so deep because Halvard was the first to give him protection. But there are still slavers and bounty hunters after Patrick. Halvard may have hesitated in claiming his mate, but he won't hesitate to destroy anyone who dares attempt to take his mate, and that might mean putting everything on the line. ** A Siren Erotic Romance



Title: The Call Me Death
Series:
Author(s): Missy Jane
Length: 216 pages
Publisher: Samhain

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters /

Notes:

BlurbOne look from him makes her feel alive again.

My name is Alexia Williams, and I’m nothing more than a human soldier trying to live one day at a time. After losing my family to shape-shifters, I joined the Combined Human States Army. Now I find myself on the front lines, defending the wall between my species and theirs. My mission is simple: keep the animals on their side by whatever means necessary, don’t talk to them, don’t sympathize with them, don’t let them in. But then one of them saves my life.

Andor isn’t like any shifter I’ve ever met. He’s a three-hundred-year-old golden eagle asking for help finding missing shifters who may be on my side of the wall. Now I’m helping the animals and seeing signs that my fellow humans aren’t what I thought they were. Nothing is what it seems, but one fact remains…

…in the land of the shifters, they call me Death.

Warning! This book contains a cocky gun-toting female, a hint of violence, a sexy scene or two, and hot alpha males who let their animal sides rule.




Title: All Roads Lead to Hell
Series: The Saint Flaherty Series, 1.5
Author(s): S. Hunter Nisbet
Length: 197 pages
PublisherBadapple Press; 1st edition (September 6, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Age Difference / Mob / 

Notes:

BlurbGood intentions only go so far.

Regretting his decision to let Simon Flaherty leave Buchell without admitting his feelings, Mick Perry follows his ex-fighting student to Scioto City looking for closure.

What Mick finds is a teenager barely coping with his new life, adrift in a metropolis that pays lip service to progress while accepting bribes from all-powerful criminal syndicates.

Mick thinks he’s prepared to do anything to help Simon, but his own past is catching up, from the family that betrayed his beliefs to the war he can’t seem to stop fighting in his dreams. Not to mention the contracts he’s bent on securing with the city bosses. The right move forward has never been less clear.

When the local syndicates realize exactly who Simon’s father was, all bets are off for the future. Mick will have to choose—does he want Simon as a lover, or does he want to use the power of the Petrowski name?

Or do all roads lead to hell?

*
The book numbers refer to the chronological order they go in. They are intended to be read in the order presented below. Read them in chronological order at your own risk.

Books in the Saint Flaherty series
Book 1: What Boys Are Made Of
Book 2: The Mercy of Men
Book 1.5: All Roads Lead to Hell
Book 3: What About the Girls (Coming late fall 2016)

All Roads Lead to Hell is 54,000 words.




Title: Junk M.A.L.E.
Series:
Author(s): JD Walker
Length: 37 pages 
PublisherJMS Books LLC (August 20, 2016)

Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Contemporary / Cross Dressing / 

Notes:

BlurbJerry Sanger is a member of M.A.L.E., an elite agency made up of ex-Army buddies bored with civilian life. But he always gets the junk assignments, and just once, he’d like a job where he doesn’t have to wear high heels or impersonate a go-go dancer at a strip club in order to take out his target. Sure, he looks good in a dress, but still.

On returning home from his latest assignment, Jerry encounters his hot teddy bear of a neighbor, Guff, fighting off four men intent on doing him serious harm. Jerry helps Guff out and then demands to know what’s going on, in between flirting and striking a pose in his spandex dress.

Guff doesn’t want his help, but Jerry gives it anyway, determined to solve Guff’s problem. And if they happen to get a lot closer as a result, he won’t complain.




Title: Man & Monster
Series: The Savage Land, 2
Author(s): Michael Jensen
Length:
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Gay / Historical / Western / Paranormal / 

Notes:

BlurbCole Seavey is not who he pretends to be. He is not the devoted fiancé or son people believe. He’s a man with a secret that has sent him running to the lonely wilds of the American frontier in 1799. 

Pakim is a Delaware Indian who has lost everything he loves--his family, his people, his way of life.

When these two men meet under dire circumstances, they find in each other a second chance at happiness. But will a brewing border war and an Indian demon straight out of the bowels of hell known as a Wendigo threaten all Cole has come to love? In order to defeat the Wendigo, as well as his own demons, Cole must become the man he is meant to be or lose everything.

NOTE: This was previously published in print as Firelands. It has been updated for this ebook version.





Title: The Soldati Prince
Series:
Author(s): Charlie Cochet
Length: 110 pages
PublisherDreamspinner Press; 2 edition (November 23, 2016)

GenreRomance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy /

Notes

Blurb2nd Edition

One moment Riley Murrough is living a normal life working in a coffee shop, and the next he’s running for his life from demons, learns he bears the mark of a shape-shifter king from a magical realm, and—worst of all—he’s destined to become the mated prince to the arrogant tiger shifter he would rather strangle.

Khalon, the shifter king, is equally distraught at the idea of being bound to a human prince, and along with his Soldati warriors, he sets out to return Riley to his own world where he belongs. On their journey they might discover why the priestess brought them together—if they can escape the demons and make it to her alive.


First Edition published as The Soldati Prince in Charmed & Dangerous by JCP Books LLC, 2015.




Title: Supernova
Series: Mated to the Captain, 3
Author(s): Christine Wright
Length: 234 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Gay / Mpreg / Space / Alien / 

Notes:

Blurb“Never tempt fate. It has a way of biting you beneath the armor.”-Xolian saying

Captain Quinn has always been the savior, rescuing his little human mate Del from every unlikely predicament. Even with Quinn’s protective nature and Del’s tendency to find trouble, they balance each other. The mated pair are ecstatic, anxiously awaiting the birth of their twins, when disaster strikes. A mysterious illness waylays the Captain, leaving Del in charge. Being the Captain leaves Del in a bind--pregnant, a magnet for trouble, Del struggles to find his feet and keep everyone safe. All their lives are deeply impacted by Del’s command decision to seek assistance from an old enemy.

Brync and Kai fear Kai’s parents won’t accept their blossoming relationship. When Kai is ordered to return home Brync must make the decision of his life.

Rathian Raider Hastor, annoyed that he’s been mated to a Xolian, plans to ignore the spoiled, whiny, green-eyed alien until he dies from exposure to the desert climate. But Braxx may be more interesting and resilient than Hastor first expected.

Now if those babies would just arrive on time and follow their fathers well laid out plan, life could get back to normal.

“Super sexy…sassy and sweet with a rush of danger all rolled into one book!”
Five star review of Gravitational Forces, Book 2 of the Mated to the Captain Series




Title: Shift Just Got Real
Series: Bear Bites, 3
Author(s): Ruby Dixon
Length: 92 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal

Notes:

BlurbLife’s given me the short end of the stick on looks – I’m big, ugly and brutish. 

Normally I wouldn’t care about the packaging except for the fact that the woman of my dreams is Ryann Brown, a human half my age and so lovely she makes my body ache. What’s a were-bear to do in this situation?
Whatever he can to forget her, of course.

Except Ryann’s not taking no for an answer. And when she catches me watching her one night, she gives me a show I’ll never forget. Did I think I’d be able to walk away and not touch her? Not claim what’s mine?

Not a chance.




Title: Forbidden Folk
Series:
Author(s): Giselle Renarde
Length:94 pages
Publisher:

Genre:  Erotic Romance / FFM / Bisexual / Contemporary /

Notes:

Blurb: When Winter Green’s estranged mother dies, the other two members of her folk trio plead with Winter to come on tour. No way! Winter grew up on a tour bus. She’s got a different life now. She can’t go back.
She can never go back...

But Steven and Virginia hold one secret nobody else knows: the true identity of Winter’s mysterious father. Will her desire to meet him be enough to bring her back to the folk music fold? Or will it take forbidden love for her late mother’s band mates to convince Winter to return to the life she fled at fifteen?

An erotic novelette from award-winning author Giselle Renarde.



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blog Tour: To Love & To Cherish by Addison Albright


Welcome all!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Addison Albright author of To Love and To Cherish.


Hi Addison, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Hello, and thank you for having me. I am a widowed 55-year-old mother of three, stepmother of two, step-grandmother of two school aged children, and grandmother of one toddler at the time of this writing. By the time this interview is published I will have added another granddaughter.

Readers can keep up with what I’m up to and find links to all my social media and book releases on my website/blog: https://addisonalbright.wordpress.com

What were you like at school?

Through high school I was a terribly shy and introverted wallflower. I almost flunked kindergarten because I didn’t talk. At all. I finally accidentally answered a yes or no question in April, then once the ice was broken I was at least able to continue with that. While I don’t have particularly bad memories of school, there’s nothing good that stands out, either, because I didn’t do anything other than go to school, go to work, and go home. When I got to university and lived in a dorm suite, I was able to successfully chip away at my shell. I’m still an introvert, but I’m no longer completely terrified of dealing with people, although I still feel terribly awkward in any kind of personal interaction, and never know what to say.

Were you good at English?

Yes, although I didn’t pursue it at all in my early education. I got my bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in chemistry. I took a few English classes at my local university in the past few years. This was because I was volunteering in AEL/ESL (Adult Education & Literacy / English as a Second Language) classes helping immigrants learn to speak and write English before life got busy (babysitting my granddaughter), and I had to drop that pursuit. The language awareness class stands out in my mind as one that turned out to be very helpful in my writing.

How much research do you do?

Quite a bit. Mostly stuff I can Google, though. We’re told to “write what you know,” but obviously most of us need to expand on that at least a little for our stories. My stories tend to be relationship driven, but certainly things must happen to the characters to make the story interesting. I include things that I feel I understand well enough to be able to know what to ask Google.

As with most writers, my search history varies from stuff I wouldn’t want to have to explain to a detective should there be reason for the computer to fall into one’s hands, to the apparently mundane.

Research into how to cripple a plane, ocean currents, and how long a dead body will float in South Pacific conditions are just a few of many topics I explored for ’Til Death that might make an observer raise an eyebrow or two. My birds of the Pacific Northwest, and medication withdrawal inquiries for To Love and To Cherish had a more sinister intent than would appear at a glance.

If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?

My current release, To Love and To Cherish, spins off from a novel that was published earlier in the year, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

’Til Death is a love story spanning several years. One of the MCs, Henry, becomes stranded on a small, isolated, deserted island with a few others. There are thought to be no survivors of the plane crash that resulted in their dilemma. Henry’s husband, Sam, grieves then eventually moves on with his life, resulting in a difficult decision once Henry et al are finally rescued.

A short story, From This Day Forward, follows ’Til Death as a direct sequel. Another very short story, Okay, Then, included in the Love Is Proud charity anthology, takes place within the timeline of the flashback scenes chronicling Henry and Sam’s original romance that are included in ’Til Death.

My current novel, To Love and To Cherish, features Nash, Sam’s fiancé in ’Til Death, whose life fell apart when Henry was rescued. Nash is now bitter, or at least jaded. He no longer believes in true love, at least not for himself (although he still wants all the benefits of marriage). He embarks on a marriage of convenience scheme with a likeminded man, but things get complicated when a freak accident results in Nash losing a block of his memory.

What is your favourite quote?

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” – Ralph W. Sockman

I love this quote because it’s so true. The more we learn, the more questions we have, and the more we realize how much we don’t know.



Title: To Love and To Cherish
Author: Addison Albright
Series: Vows #3
Can be read as a standalone
Release Date: November 12th 2016
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

BLURB

Will Nash find love again? Of course he will. Will he go about it in the usual manner? Now that’s another story entirely.

Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex…that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.

When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. Matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?


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EXCERPT

“Fuck dating. Let first impressions rule. I could’ve saved myself a world of hurt and heartache if I’d done that over the years. I don’t know why I stuck it out with some of my shitty boyfriends either. Wishful thinking, I guess. But you’re right, I knew practically instantly that my husband was going to be the love of my life. So yeah, don’t bother dating…simply ask him to marry you five minutes into the conversation. I’m sure it won’t scare him off or anything.” She accompanied that final instruction with a cocked eyebrow and one of her trademark smirks, as if the scornful tone she’d used wasn’t enough to keep the sarcasm from going over his head. Subtlety wasn’t Angela’s strong suit.

“Sage advice.” He raised a spoonful of soup in salute, then brought it toward his mouth.

Someone bumped his chair from behind. Nash rocked forward, and soup spilled down his chin.

Angela stifled a snicker, and a male voice he recognized said, “Sorry about that.”

Nash snatched up his napkin to wipe his face, and turned. “No problem, Dr. Burlingham.”

Although it was, of course. He felt like a fool with chicken noodle dripping down his neck. Dr. Burlingham stood there looking at him with an odd intensity. Probably thinking Nash had a screw loose or was some kind of man-whore if he’d overheard much of Nash’s rant. Whatever, it was none of the man’s business, and Nash would hopefully not be working at this hospital—where the doctor’s opinion would affect him—for much longer anyway.

After gazing at him for an uncomfortably long couple of seconds, Dr. Burlingham turned back to Dr. Gilbert Wilson, a friendly and outgoing pediatrician whose close friendship with Dr. Burlingham had long stymied the hospital grapevine. Dr. Wilson gaped at Dr. Burlingham with his own less-squinty version of Angela’s earlier side-eye. Except Dr. Wilson’s version was accompanied by a comical upturn to one side of his mouth, indicating his enjoyment of the scene—rather than concern for his friend’s mental health, as Angela’s countenance had implied.

As soon as the two doctors walked around the corner, Angela burst into a fit of the chuckles that would have been better suited to the set of Dumb and Dumber.

“Hardee-har-har,” was the best he could come up with in reply. Nash grabbed her napkin and crammed it down the front of his uniform to mop up the rest of the soup drippage.

“Did you see the look on his face?” Angela managed to gasp between giggles.

“Which one? The repugnance on Dr. Burlingham’s or the glee on Dr. Wilson’s?”

The guffaws coming from across the table intensified and drew some curious glances as well as several censorious glares. “Seriously, Angela, you’re going to give yourself a hernia. It wasn’t that funny.”

He nudged her bottle toward her and she took the hint, a couple deep breaths, and a slug of water. “Wasn’t repugnance,” she wheezed.

“What are you talking about?”

“The look on Dr. Burlingham’s face. It wasn’t repugnance. Closer to yearning.”

“Don’t even.” Nash froze. “Right now your position on the hospital grapevine is scaring the shit out of me. Don’t. Even.”

She held up a hand. “I wouldn’t. Calm down, sweetie. I’m stating facts, is all.”

“There’s nothing remotely factual about that statement, so don’t start with me. And so help me, don’t even hint at joking about something that stupid on the pediatrics floor where Dr. Wilson might get wind of it.”

She pointed a finger—or rather the finger—at him and bit out, “I’m not a fucking idiot.”

No, she wasn’t. Nash eased back in his seat. And she was a good friend. He sighed. “Sorry. I know you wouldn’t. Just put it down to the stress, okay?”

She gave his hand a squeeze and the tightness that had appeared in her shoulders visibly relaxed as well. “I’m sorry, too, sweetie. I shouldn’t tease you right now. I promise I would never start or feed any rumors about you, stupid or otherwise, but there truly was something in his look. I just want you to have a heads-up on that.”

Nash closed his eyes and took a deep, cleansing breath. It was doubtful, and so not a complication that would be appreciated right now in his life.

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About the Author

Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, "open window weather," cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.



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